Rural

Covering : Colne Valley, Denby Dale, Golcar, the Holme Valley, Kirkburton and surrounding areas.

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Lead Area Inspector for all priorities: Insp 2624 Briggs

In the coming months there is a risk of an increase in burglary dwelling as the evenings grow darker.  ASB is likely to increase due to upcoming events such as Halloween and Bonfire Night.  Burglary dwelling is a force priority due to the impact on public confidence and the distress caused to victims.  ASB is also a force priority due to the impact on local communities.

Dearn Valley

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 1751 Slarke

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 4963 Newsome (Wildlife Officer), PC 2944 Lorimer

Denby Dale

Skelmanthorpe, Clayton West area: Set February 2022

  • To target youth anti-social behaviour in and around Long Lane, Clayton West during the evenings and weekends and St Aidens Church, Skelmanthorpe during the mornings before school. We will be conducting increased high visibility patrols in the area and liaising with local educational establishments and partners in an effort to address the issues and identify and deal with offenders. We have interacted with a number of youths, however, no significant issues have been encountered.

Update February / March 2022

We have continued to conduct high visibility patrols in the area, incidents have reduced, however, we will continue our patrols to identify the youths and to use the ASB legislation in issuing anti-social behaviour interventions. 

Denby Dale, Birdsedge, Cumberworth, Emley areas: Set April 2021

  • To target anti-social vehicle use and speeding in and around the villages of Denby Dale (including regular unlawful vehicular use of public bridleway at Gilthwaites Lane), Clayton West, Birdsedge, Cumberworth, Emley and Skelmanthorpe. We will be increasing patrols in the area and conducting regular speed checks and in addition conducting specific days of action using additional resources to target offenders.

Update February / March 2022

We are continuing with our speeding days of action.

 

Kirkburton

Kirkburton, Flockton, Shelley, Shepley and Grange Moor area: Set April 2021

  • To target anti-social vehicle use and speeding in the villages of Kirkburton, Flockton, Shelley, Shepley and Grange Moor and contravention of vehicle weight restriction through Flockton village. We will be increasing patrols in the areas and conducting regular speed checks and in addition conducting specific days of action using additional resources to target offenders.

Update February / March 2022

We will continue to conduct more speed checks in these areas and will publicise these where possible.

Kirkburton Gregory Playing Fields, Shepley Village and Flockton Village area: Set July 2021

  • To target youth anti-social behaviour in and around Gregory Playing Fields, the quarry and North Road at Kirkburton, Shepley Village and Flockton Village. We will be conducting increased high visibility patrols in the areas and liaising with local educational establishments and partners in an effort to address the issue and identify and deal with offenders. 

Update February / March 2022

Officers continue to conduct proactive patrols and seek to identify any of the suspects.

 

Golcar

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 5467 Powney

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 786 Knight, PC 1417 Grifford

Golcar area:Set March 2022

  • Off-Road Motorbikes - Following up on complaints from residents and councillors we will use relevant traffic legislation to proactively deal with document offences. We will gather subject intelligence to be pro-active with high visibility patrols and use Section 59 of the Police Reform Act, warnings / seizures where appropriate. We will be working with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing colleagues to disrupt and deter behaviour. To help us build this picture, please report incidents of off-road bikes and / or known offenders. 

 

Colne Valley

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 5467 Powney

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 786 Knight, PC 1417 Grifford

Slaithwaite: Set March 2022

  • To target youth anti-social behaviour / drinking in and around Bridge Street and canal paths and the centre of Slaithwaite during the evenings and weekends. We will be conducing increased high visibility patrols in the area and liaising with local educational establishments, educating licenced premises and working with partners in an effort to address the issues and identify and deal with offenders. We have already interacted with some youths and will continue now the days are lighter and warmer. 

Linthwaite and Marsden area: Set  November 2021

  • To target vehicle anti-social behaviour following up on complaints from residents and councillors. We will use relevant Traffic Legislation to proactively deal with document offences. We will routinely use our Pro-Laser speed device and use Section 59 Police Reform Act warnings/seizures and gather subject intelligence, working with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing colleagues to disrupt and deter behaviour.

Update February / March 2022

Officers have been conducting speed checks in the area and further operations will be planned.

 

 

Holme Valley North and South

Local Priority Lead Sergeant: PS 3814 Lewis

Local Priority Problem Solving Officers: PC 4559 Wood, PC 5231 Slawinski

Holme Valley North & South areas: Set September 2021

  • To target residential burglary offences we will ensure all burglaries are revisited by the Neighbourhood Policing Team and crime prevention advice is offered. We will work closely with crime prevention officers and the CID department. We will ensure areas of concern are targeted with high visibility patrols and leaflet drops. Rural Ward Officers and PCSOs to provide Burglary reassurance, advise on preventative measures and problem solving through our new Easy Street campaign.

Update February / March 2022

Our Burglary Campaign is continuing and Kirklees most wanted Burglary suspect was arrested in connection with residential burglaries and several theft from motor vehicles. Another separate arrest for burglary and weapon offences has been made and investigations are ongoing. Our Officers continue to publicise Crime Prevention messages and have arranged various Contact Points where Crime Prevention advice will be given out.

These events are advertised on our webpage 

Please see the link below:

https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/my-neighbourhood/kirklees/rural/events

Holme Valley North & South areas: Set September 2021

  • To target youth related anti-social behaviour.  We will conduct proactive patrols and seek to identify any of the suspects/main protagonists who will be dealt with for any criminal offences or ASB legislation, we will also work with Safer Kirklees and local schools.

Update February / March 2022

ASB patrols have been conducted around Honley Centre and Roundway, Netherthong, New Mill (Royds Estate) including the Go-Local shop, Sands Recreation Ground including the Cricket Club, Holmfirth Centre including the Bus Station, Meltham Sports Complex and Skate Park and the Durker Roods Hotel and Digley.  

Holme Valley North & South areas: Set August 2021

  • To target speeding vehicles and anti-social vehicle use we will continue with speed checks, conduct high visibility patrols and work closely with partners where appropriate to reduce anti-social vehicle use.

Update February / March 2022

Targeted patrols in the last 8 weeks for nuisance off-road vehicles has resulted in 3 vehicles being seized and 4 Section 59 Warnings issued. 

Traffic operations were conducted in the Holme Valley South and North areas, resulting in:

4 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol

6 vehicles seized for no insurance and the drivers have been reported to Court

11 traffic offence reports issued to drivers for numerous offences

1 arrest for dangerous driving

 

Holme Valley North & South areas: Set August 2021

  • To target illegal drug taking/supply, we will conduct proactive patrols, use stop and search powers when appropriate, and respond to community intelligence with the use of drug warrants when appropriate.

Update February / March 2022

22 Stop searches were conducted resulting in drugs being found and seized on 13 occasions and on one occasion a weapon was recovered.

 

 

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Rural NPT Officers will be holding a contact point at Kirkburton Police Station, Huddersfield Road, Kirkburton, HD8 0SJ on 27/05/2022 between 1-2pm. Residents are encouraged to come and speak to local Officers about any concerns they may have in their community. 

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Rural NPT Officers will be holding a contact point at Aldi, Britannia Road, Slaithwaite, HD7 5HE on 31/05/2022 between 1.30-2.30pm. Residents are encouraged to come and speak to local Officers about any concerns they may have in their community.